FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does it cost?
Prices vary based on party size. Check out our BOOK NOW page for all the details.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We only accept major credit and debit cards. We do not accept cash, checks, money orders or whichever crypto currency is hot this month.
What is the etiquette for tipping?
Axe Throwing is in the service industry and tipping is similar to tour guides. Our instructors are expected to be by your side to provide the proper instruction to make sure that you have a fun and safe experience. Gratuities are certainly appreciated and can be applied digitally at the end of your session.
How hard is it to throw an axe?
Everyone has their own learning curve, but axe throwing is a finesse sport – it has nothing to do with how hard you can throw and everything to do with the rotation of the axe. Our instructors will work with you to teach you the proper throwing technique and stay with you until you are getting results. After a few throws, most people have already experienced the thrill of hitting the target.
Is Axe Throwing safe?
Absolutely. We have seen the rebound videos on the internet as well – throwing an axe is about control and precision, not about throwing it as hard as you can. Our instructors will teach you proper technique and be around to oversee your experience. We built our throwing lanes with your safety in mind.
What are the age requirements?
12+, but we do need to qualify that all axe throwers need to demonstrate that they have the necessary strength and coordination to throw as judged by our staff. All axe throwers between 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All axe throwers are required to sign a waiver; for those 12-17, the waiver must be signed by the parent/guardian.
What should I wear?
Our only requirement is that you wear closed-toe shoes. Might we recommend plaid or flannel, depending on the season?
Do I have to reserve a lane in advance?
No, we accept walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a chance that we have a private event or all lanes are full. We recommend RESERVING ONLINE to secure your spot or calling first before heading over.
When should my group arrive?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to get through the registration process, which includes signing the waiver, confirming payment and receiving a safety orientation.
How many people can throw together in one lane?
We can fit up to 6 people per lane. Depending on how busy we are on a given night, if your party is fewer than 6 people, you may be paired up with other people (like golf). If you have a big party, we offer group rates to reserve private lanes all the way up to a full venue rental.
Can I come to watch my friends throw?
Of course, we have plenty of comfortable places to hang out and watch your friends or sports on TV’s. Hopefully after you see how much fun it is, you’ll want to throw too!
Can we bring our own food or beverages?
Yes, you can bring your own food and beverage (beer and wine included, no liquor). We even have community refrigerators for your beverages. If you decide after you arrive that you want to order food, we have some great partners that deliver straight to us. For large groups and private parties, we have a variety of catering partners that can customize a menu for your needs. We do not provide utensils, napkins or plates.
What is your alcohol policy?
American Axes currently is an alcohol free experience and working on acquiring the necessary permits. We are conveniently located near multiple breweries for some post axe-throwing libations.
Can I bring my own axe?
Please call us first. We only allow short-handled axes / hatchets. We do not allow double-edge axes or long-handled axes.
Can I throw knives?
No, we are exclusively an axe throwing facility and our throwing lanes were not designed to allow to safely throw knives (the knives could deflect through the fence).
Can I rent out American Axes for a private event?
Absolutely! Please CONTACT US or give us a call to talk through options. We prefer to have 2-weeks’ notice so that we can black-out the time on our calendar.
What is your cancellation policy?
All sales are final. If something comes up, please call us and we can work with you to reschedule your time.
What is your no-show policy?
All sales are final. If you no-show and do not communicate with us on the day of your reservation, you will need to re-book for a future session.
What happens if I am running late?
Rush hour traffic is the worst. Just give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you based on our availability for the rest of the day. If we are booked solid, we may need to re-schedule.
Got another question we didn’t address? Head over to the Contact Us page and drop us a line.